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State, Department of Revenue v. Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County  
Date: January 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 7
Docket Number: S-18-0098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision Board of Equalization (Board) reversing the determination of the Department of Revenue (Department) that use of camp spots at the Johnson County Fairgrounds for use during the annu...

Wyoming Jet Center, LLC v. Jackson Hole Airport Board  
Date: January 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 6
Docket Number: S-18-0154

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Jackson Hole Airport Board (Board) in this action brought by Wyoming Jet Center, LLC seeking access to certain records held by the...

Booth v. Booth  
Date: January 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 5
Docket Number: S-18-0081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the district court’s modification of Father’s visitation schedule, holding that there was no support for a finding that the modification to Father’s visitation schedule was in the children’s be...

Pier v. State  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 3
Docket Number: S-18-0054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of three controlled substance charges, holding that the district court did not err by denying Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search of Defend...

In re Estate of Chris Robert Frank  
Date: January 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 4
Docket Number: S-18-0150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court denying Appellant’s application for a decree of summary distribution of real property of the estate of her grandfather (Decedent) on the ground that Appellant...

Wall v. State  
Date: January 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 2
Docket Numbers: S-18-0127, S-17-0266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of first degree sexual assault of minor, holding that the district court erred in providing an ex parte response to a juror’s note, but the error was harmles...

Oldroyd v. Kanjo  
Date: January 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 1
Docket Number: S-18-0110

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the district court dismissing Plaintiff’s medical malpractice suit against Defendant because Defendant was not served with the complaint and summons within ninety days after the ca...

Ray v. State  
Date: December 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 146
Docket Number: S-18-0058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of felony possession of a controlled substance, holding that the district court did not err in denying Defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained during a law enfor...

Martinez v. State  
Date: December 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 147
Docket Number: S-18-0080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s judgment finding Defendant’s guilty of sexual abuse of a minor in the first and second degree, holding that there was sufficient evidence to sustain the conditions and that...

Addison v. Albany County  
Date: December 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 148
Docket Number: S-18-0099

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court affirming the forfeiture of Scott Alan Addison’s $50,000 cash bond after Addison died prior to his criminal trial while subject to warrant for his arrest for vio...

Galiher v. Johnson  
Date: December 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 145
Docket Number: S-18-0116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court vesting title to a portion of Louise Galiher’s property in Dennis and Vicky Johnson by adverse possession, holding the district court’s findings of fact were...

Swett v. State  
Date: December 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 144
Docket Number: S-18-0044

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court allowing the State to present testimony about an altercation Defendant had in jail while awaiting trial on charges of aggravated child abuse, holding that the...

Rhoads v. State  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 143
Docket Number: S-18-0117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction of fourth offense felony driving while under the influence (DWUI), holding that the district court erred, as a matter of law, when it concluded that the loopback for a fo...

Cooper v. State  
Date: December 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 142
Docket Number: S-18-0113

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed an order of the district court denying Appellant’s motion for sentence reduction, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Appellant’s motion for sentence red...

Wendell Jackson, Jr. v. The State of Wyoming
Date: December 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 WY 141
Docket Number: S-18-0188
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